Lohan Pleads No Contest In Theft Case


LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Actress Lindsay Lohan pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor grand theft charge for taking a necklace from a Venice jewelry store.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports.

The plea was entered on Lohan’s behalf by her attorney. The actress, who was not in court for the hearing, was placed on three years probation and ordered to complete the 120 days in jail and 480 hours of community service she had already been sentenced to for violating her probation in an earlier DUI case.

Lohan, 24, is expected to serve her jail time in home detention.

She was also ordered to undergo psychological counseling and complete a “Shoplifters Alternative” course. Lohan was also ordered to stay at least 100 feet away from the Venice jewelry store, Kamofie & Co.

Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner downgraded Lohan’s felony grand theft case to a misdemeanor when the “Mean Girls” star was in court on April 22.

The actress said in a written statement released by the producers of her next film that she has started fulfilling her community service requirements at a Los Angeles women’s shelter.

The statement quotes Lohan as saying “I think the media spotlight should be on issues such as homelessness and domestic violence instead of me.”

Lohan is set to star alongside John Travolta and Al Pacino in an upcoming movie about John Gotti. Filming starts later this year.

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  1. ZagYee says:

    I really wish the Kangaroo Courts would give the poor girl a break. That idiot judge is a real pompous windbag.

    http://www.anon-web.es.tc

  2. LH says:

    The poor rich girl (that’s her problem- she thinks her fame allows her to do anything she wants) has gotten TOO MANY breaks.

  3. PW says:

    My son also had an addiction and could not afford help. He had to spend time in jail on a probation violation and was very sick at the time. Imagine how it felt for me to visit him at the hospital, he was behind a glass window, and chained to the wall. He passed away two months later! – that’s how sick he was. Did it matter to anyone? Not in the court system that’s for sure.

  4. Barbara says:

    Too bad she doesn’t get the same consequences others get. Some one who continually gets in trouble, violates her probation, gets a slap on the wrist, for breaking the law, doesn’t get it. Hope she doesn’t hurt anyone while living her crazy life.

  5. TJ says:

    Cyndi Lauper said it best, “Money Changes Everything”. Poor little, misguided, Lindsay. When she kills someone because the system is so “nice” to the celeb’s, I wonder how much house arrest she’ll get for that? Sorry, but this child needs a good year of hard time to get her clean, focused and reprogrammed into society. Maybe then, she will actually become an iconic actress and use the talents she’s been gifted with….other than playing the judicial system. Until then, she’s nothing but tabloid fodder and will not become anything more than that.

    1. ginny says:

      Well said TJ. And just imagine how little we would be hearing about her if she had done what she was supposed to do after the first incident. But celebrity life seems to come with special perks in the eyes of these spoiled brats today.

  6. bounce says:

    >> was placed on three years probation and ordered to complete the 120 days
    >> in jail and 480 hours of community service she had already been sentenced
    >> to for violating her probation in an earlier DUI case.
    >>
    >> Lohan, 24, is expected to serve her jail time in home detention.

    So her punishment is to complete her previously imposed punishment, and she gets to do so at her home by the ocean with a housekeeper, TV, a comfy bed, sleeping in, food deliveries and visits from friends?

    Yeah, that’ll teach her…

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